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Only Display posts with specific custom field value within string or array

Ok so I have everything displaying correctly but if there are terms other than the conditional term "Non-Marine" within the field('value') for the custom field "item_tags" it does not display those.

Basically I'm looking for posts with: 1.Custom post type of - ait-dir-item 2.Custom field location - annapolis 3.Custom field item_tags - Non-Marine (this value is within other terms seperated by commas)

I'm also not sure if these "values" are strings or arrays?

Here is the code I have so far:

$args = array( 'post_type' => 'ait-dir-item', 
               'meta_query' => array(
                        'key' => 'location',
                        'value' => 'annapolis'
                        'key' => 'item_tags',
                        'value' => 'non-marine'
                'orderby' => 'title', 
                'order' => 'ASC',
               'posts_per_page' => 300 );
$loop = new WP_Query( $args );
while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post();
    the_title('<h3 class="entry-title"><a href="' . get_permalink() . '" title="' . the_title_attribute( 'echo=0' ) . '" rel="bookmark">', '</a></h3>');
    echo '<div class="entry-content">';
    echo '</div>';

Thanks for any input!


2 Answers

Hey Zac, Thanks for the reply.. I don't thing you need to say meta when you are in the meta_query.

I solved my problem by adding compare => 'LIKE', after 'value' => 'non-marine'.

Thanks! Cory-

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hmm, interesting. Glad you got it working!

That's was gonna be one of my next suggestions ;p

Zac Gordon
Zac Gordon
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Check this documentation here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Custom_Field_Parameters

I believe you need to say meta_value and meta_key:

$query = new WP_Query( 
        'meta_key' => 'color', 
        'meta_value' => 'blue' )